Scholars close in on title

Scholars International took one
step closer to yet another league title with a 1-1 draw against second placed George

Four points ahead with only two
games to go, Scholars might have snatched victory at the end of a pulsating
game but for a penalty miss by midfield maestro Nahun Rodriguez who scored the
equaliser soon after former Scholars player Fabian Malcolm put them ahead at
the T.E McField Annex stadium on Sunday in the televised game.

Rodriguez could have sealed victory
for Scholars in the dying seconds and won the title but he skewed a penalty

Elite drew 2-2 with Sunset at the
same venue in the opening game. An own goal and Dwayne Messam put Elite two up
before Ian Lomas and Thomas Elliot score for Sunset.

Meanwhile at the Bodden Town field,
Roma lost 4-2 to Bodden Town and Tigers drew 2-2 with Future.

All matches are postponed this
weekend to ensure good crowd support for the CARIFTA games at the Truman Bodden
Sports Complex.

George Town player-manager Lee
Ramoon said: “I think we played very well tonight and stuck it out to the very
end but that’s the way football is, sometimes you’re on a high and the next on
a low.

“I’m still satisfied with the draw.
We’ll keep on playing our best, anything is possible.

“We’re in the semi-finals of the FA
Cup, we’ve already won the Digicel Cup so we’re just enjoying playing.

“We were missing Tex Whitelocke in
the front line. He got two yellow cards in the last game. But that’s football.”

Scholars manager Antonio Smith
said: “I’m not really happy with a draw because I wanted a win to extend our
lead, but we’ll take a point. We definitely took charge of the game tonight.

“Rodriguez may have been too
confident in taking the penalty. It was the first time he’d missed like that.

“We’re not waiting for nobody to do
it for us, we’re going to do it for ourselves.”

Scholars have games against bottom
club Sunset and Future left.

does not take for granted victory in either match. “They always come to give us
a good game.”

Support local journalism. Subscribe to the all-access pass for the Cayman Compass.

Subscribe now